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U.S. Nickels Complete Set with Major Varieties, Proof (1866-present)

Number of Required Items

139
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

70.260

A complete set of proof nickels has a few standout rarities. In the second year of the Shield nickel, they removed the rays from the reverse. However, a handful of Proofs were made in 1867 with the Rays reverse, making this one the key coin in this set. Even the 1866 with Rays proof is no slouch. The proof-only 1877 and 1878 are also uncommon. In the Liberty Nickel era the 1885 is the most expensive acquisition, but not by virtue of its mintage or population, both of which are higher than average for the series. It's simply the demand for the date that makes it more costly. Most of the Matte Proof Buffalo nickels are tough, particularly the 1916. The Jefferson nickels are all fairly common, with the exception of the 1971 "No S" Proof.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete %DCAM GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 KCV comp-w/MV, Proof 2013 2014 2015 2016 97.84% 43.38% 67.21 67.33 65.12
2 The Gypsy Collection 94.96% 46.97% 68.15 68.36 61.95
3 driftwood US Nickels complete proof set 79.14% 43.64% 66.48 66.48 58.06
4 lostmountainman 93.53% 43.08% 66.14 66.25 57.42
5 The Greenbrier River Collection 55.40% 32.47% 67.95 68.20 48.99

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete %DCAM GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 KCV comp-w/MV, Proof 2013 2014 2015 2016 97.84% 43.38% 67.21 67.33 65.12
2 The Gypsy Collection 94.96% 46.97% 68.15 68.36 61.95
3 driftwood US Nickels complete proof set 79.14% 43.64% 66.48 66.48 58.06
4 lostmountainman 93.53% 43.08% 66.14 66.25 57.42
5 The Greenbrier River Collection 55.40% 32.47% 67.95 68.20 48.99
6 Honeycutt 56.12% 83.33% 69.60 70.02 17.89
7 school-man 56.12% 69.23% 68.35 68.36 17.02
8 Northwoods Nickels 23.74% 39.39% 66.71 66.82 16.92
9 The Baughman Collection 55.40% 79.22% 69.77 70.23 16.56
10 The Forclaire US Proof Nickels Collection 56.12% 78.21% 69.08 69.37 16.05
11 ajia 50.36% 67.14% 68.61 68.61 13.48
12 DRMs US Nickels Complete with Major Varieties Proof Set 46.76% 83.08% 70.36 70.76 11.74
13 wisker4570 47.48% 75.76% 69.99 70.13 10.41
14 RKinnun 32.37% 82.22% 69.14 69.21 09.52
15 GrayNickel 39.57% 85.45% 70.33 70.69 09.41
16 emptypockets 43.17% 80.00% 70.26 70.34 09.37
17 khoward132 41.73% 86.21% 71.07 71.55 09.06
18 infuz 38.13% 86.79% 70.85 71.26 08.25
19 Jeffersonian 38.13% 83.02% 70.53 70.68 08.18
20 jstapleton759 38.13% 84.91% 70.49 70.62 08.17

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